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The Gambling Gods have finally snapped out of Holiday mode and released the betting lines for “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz’s” four featured bouts.
The most star-studded freebie fight card in the history of ever showcases a lightweight title tilt between Nate Diaz (Pictured) and champion Benson Henderson.
Henderson is a slight -165 odds-on favorite to retain his strap in Seattle. Diaz, on the other hand, checks in just behind as a +135 underdog.
On a side note, former multi-divisional champ BJ Penn is the largest long shot on the FOX broadcast. “The Prodigy” is pegged as more than a 2-to-1 dark horse against Rory MacDonald.
Key Arena in Washington state hosts Saturday’s show.
Here are the available wagering lines for UFC on FOX 5 (Courtesy of Bovada.lv):
Underdogs (+) Favorites (-)
Mike Swick -140
Matt Brown +110
Rory MacDonald -285
BJ Penn +225
Alexander Gustafsson -235
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua +185
Benson Henderson -165
Nate Diaz +135
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Full results from Seattle, Washington for UFC on FOX 5. Diaz was slightly over but will have no problem losing the .6 pounds. Main Card: Lightweight champion Ben Henderson (154.6) vs. Challenger Nate Diaz (155.6) *Diaz has to lose .6 pounds to be qualified to fight for the title.* Alexander Gustafsson (205.4) vs. Mauricio Rua [...]
The UFC on FOX 5 pre- fight press conference took place earlier today inside of the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. As far as pre-fight press conferences go, I'd have to say this was one of the most entertaining, meaningful, and star studded UFC pressers I've witnessed in my handful of years covering the sport.
I've attached the full presser below along with a bonus...
6'0" 155 lbs (Lightweight)
76" reach, Southpaw
April 16, 1985
16-7 (UFC: 11-5)
3 straight wins
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
The Ultimate Fighter 5 Lightweight Champion: 2007
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The lightweight title is on the line at UFC on FOX 5 when champion Ben Henderson takes on challenger Nate Diaz.
The stacked main card also features the return of MMA legend BJ Penn who takes on welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald. In addition, the next number one light heavyweight contender will be determined when Alexander Gustafsson meets Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
The Key Arena...
If you didn’t know before, you certainly know now. The mantra with the talented Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu squad has been and forever will be, “Bros before belts.”
With Strikeforce reportedly set to close its doors following their January 12th show, reigning Strikeforce lightweight king Gilbert Melendez (Pictured) finds himself in a sticky predicament. His homie Nate Diaz challenges...
The official weigh-ins for “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz” take place today inside Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT.
Nate Diaz (Pictured) challenges lightweight champ Benson Henderson for his crown in Friday’s featured attraction. A light heavyweight top contender bout between Mauricio...
During Thursday’s pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White (Pictured) jokingly hoped none of the athletes in attendance fell on stage and hurt themselves before Saturday’s scraps. Given the rash of injuries that have ravaged several Octagon shows in 2012, the tongue-in-cheek comment carried a sense of seriousness to it.
While none of “UFC on FOX: Henderson...
By TIM BOOTH
AP Sports Writer
SEATTLE -- Since he came to the UFC, Benson Henderson knows nothing other than victory.
He's won all five of his fights since stepping into the octagon under the UFC banner, including winning the lightweight championship over Frankie Edgar in UFC 144 and then defending the title last August with a split decision victory in the rematch.
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz” event will be tipping the scale today inside Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 7PM ET/4PM PT.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
Benson Henderson (Pictured) puts his lightweight belt...